U’s Own Fulbright Scholar

REIKO HAYASHI, PhD, associate professor at the University of Utah College of Social Work has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and conduct research at the University of Costa Rica in Costa Rica during the 2010-2011 academic year, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Read More

June, 2010 from the U
Nataliia  Verzhbitskiy, University of Utah

Putting Muscle into Birdsong

Female zebra finches don’t sing but make one-note, low-pitch calls. Males sing over a wide range of frequencies. University of Utah scientists discovered how: The males’ stronger vocal muscles, not the pressure of air flowing through their lungs, lets them sing from the B note above middle C all the way to a whistle beyond the high end of a piano keyboard. Read More

Mathematical Association of America’s Lester R. Ford Award

Mathematics research professor BOB PALAIS is a winner of the Mathematical Association of America’s Lester R. Ford Award for the article “A Disorienting Look at Euler’s Theorem on the Axis of a Rotation” published in the American Mathematical Monthly, 116 (2009), no. 10, 892-909. According to the editor of American Mathematical Monthly, this journal has Read More

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Hartford Scholar Receives McPhee Award

Marilyn Luptak, a JA Hartford Faculty Scholar in Geriatric Social Work and an assistant professor at the University of Utah College of Social Work, was awarded the 2010 Mary Shields McPhee Memorial Award for Faculty Excellence. The annual award recognizes faculty who excel in the area of teaching, research, or community service. Read More

Fighting Severe Malaria Complications with an Antioxidant

Using an experimental mouse model for malaria, an international group of scientists has discovered that adding antioxidant therapy to traditional antimalarial treatment may prevent long-lasting cognitive impairment in cerebral malaria. Their findings were published online June 24, 2010 in the journal PLoS Pathogens. Read More